Flood of 2019

  Flooding impacts July river boats visits to Cape Girardeau, MO

The first few river boat visits planned in Cape Girardeau this July are at risk of being canceled due to persistent river flooding.

  McClure residents feel the fatigue of flooding

Release of spillways at Table Rock Lake to begin

Mo. requests 2nd federal disaster declaration in 2019 due to flooding, tornadoes

  Red Cross shelter moved to Cape Girardeau, Mo. for flood victims

  Voluntary evacuation follows sandbag breach in East Cape Girardeau, Ill.

  MoDOT announces tentative reopening date for Chester Bridge

Continued Coverage

  Rte. 3 and Rte. 146 closed due to high water from Mississippi River flooding

  Woman boxed in by flooding in Gale, Ill. barely survives heart attack

  Levee is not closing in Pemiscot County

  Sports radio station knocked off the air due to flooding

  Take care of yourself if impacted by flooding

  McClure, Ill. holds emergency meeting on flooding, possible Rte. 3 closure

  Day 100 of Cape Girardeau, Mo. at or above flood stage

According to the Cape Girardeau Public Works, Thursday marked 100 consecutive days at or above flood stage in Cape Girardeau.

  Heartland hospital ready to keep workers dealing with flooding close by

Medical facilities in the Heartland are determined to not let flooded roads slow their staff down from saving lives.

Businesses hesitant to commit in protected areas around Cape Girardeau due to Mississippi River flooding

Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce President & CEO John Mehner said during the floods sway businesses from investing their company in the area.

MoDOT extends waiver heavier truckloads used for flood relief on highways

The waiver remains in effect until July 21, 2019.

  First responders want you to be watching the weather

  Strong storms slowed traffic, caused flash flooding on Rte. 3

  How to get out of a car submerged in water

  What’s in the floodwater?

Gov. Pritzker: Steps being taken to help farmers hurt by flooding

BBB: Check contractors when seeking flood damage repair

Ill. attorney general: Be on alert for flood-related repair scams

According to the attorney general’s office, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has received reports that “storm chasers” have already started entering some communities to take advantage of residents and business owners.

  Neighbors build structure to protect electric box from water

East Cape Girardeau neighbors work together to stop homes and streets from flooding more.

  Rte. 3 flooding delaying doctor visits

Traffic isn't the only thing getting delayed right now.

  Floodwaters mean more buffalo gnats are on the way

All the standing water we're dealing with right now is really bringing out the bugs, especially buffalo gnats.

Day 100 of the 2019 Illinois flood fight

Tuesday marked the 100th day of flooding in Illinois in 2019.

  Catfishing on the floodwaters: Ill. Mayor pictured with 63 pound fish

The flood waters are high, but at least the fishing's good.

  Plan to raise Illinois Route 3 to combat flooding gains traction

An idea to raise flooded portions of Illinois State Route 3 is gaining traction.

Father swept away in flood water dies; wife, children rescued

Emergency crews responded to a report of a water rescue on Old Heady Road at Plum Creek Road around 2:10 a.m., according to Spencer County Sheriff Scott Herndon.

  Drivers inconvenienced by Route 3 detour

Drivers need to detour around Route 3 to get to Cape Girardeau.

East Cape Girardeau residents seeing more flooding

A neighborhood in East Cape Girardeau are still greatly impacted by flooding as waters continue to increase.

Mississippi River reopens to boat, barge traffic between Cape Girardeau and Chester Bridge

It was closed on June 6.

  Foggy and Humid Morning

This morning we will be dealing with warm temperatures humid and foggy conditions.

  Heavy Rains and flood waters are a prime spot for mosquitoes

Recent heavy rains and flooding mean a lot of standing water and that can become a prime spot for pests.

  Blue-Green algae in flood waters can be harmful to people, pets

A potentially toxic scum is starting to show up in flood waters across the Heartland and the sludge can be harmful to people and animals.

  Route 3 traffic near Gale

Route 3 from Gale to McClure was open to one lane on Friday.

  Flood task force on standby 24-7 to help Alexander, Union Counties

Flooding in Alexander County and Union County Illinois is now being monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a special group of emergency responders.

  East Cape Girardeau, McClure Ill., leaders meet on flooding

The power is now off at a flooded mobile home park in East Cape Girardeau, Illinois.

  10 large pumps on the Big Muddy levee

Emergency crews are busting out the big pumps to help stabilize pressure on the levee

  Businesses make donations for troops battling floodwaters

Save-a-Lot in Jonesboro and Walmart in Anna donated several cases of sports drinks for National Guard Troops protecting several communities from floodwaters.

  Red Cross volunteers travel from across the nation to help local flood victims

The swollen Mississippi River has flooded many streets, land and homes on both sides of the river. This has even led to evacuations in an East Cape Girardeau community.

  Flood prep advisory issued in Union County

The sheriff's department wants residents in the Wolf Lake and Ware area to be ready should the worst happen.

  Flooding pushes McClure, Ill. homeowner to brink of leaving

Electricity was turned off at the park on Wednesday, June 12

  Cape Girardeau city workers have all hands on deck monitoring pumping station during flood fight

Cape Girardeau city workers continue manning the pumping stations.

  Sheriff: Storm sirens to warn Wolf Lake, Ware residents of levee breach

A State of Emergency was declared for Union County due to the rising Mississippi River levels.

  Acting IEMA director concerned about levees, Route 3

Tuesday, June 11 marks the 93rd day of flooding in Illinois.

  Flaggers directing traffic as water creeps farther onto Route 3 in Alexander County, Ill.

This is a half-mile south of the Highway 146/Route 3 junction in Alexander County.

Randolph County Board of Commissioners approves flood action plan, support team sent to Monroe Co.

The Randolph County Board of Commissioners have adopted a plan in case the levees fail in Monroe County that would affect the Prairie du Rocher area.

  All water pumps up and running in Alexander Co, Ill.

Eight commercial-size water pumps are now up and running on a river levee near Gale, IL and are giving flooded communities nearby some much needed relief.

  Cape Girardeau shelter opens its doors for flood victims

The People's Shelter in Cape Girardeau is hosting flood victims.

State officials urge downstate Illinois residents to be prepared to evacuate

Illinois state officials urge residents in river communities to prepare for potential evacuations.

  Levee lock under repair at Oakwood Bottoms in Jackson County, Ill.

Deputies say the lock should be sealed by late Friday afternoon, June 7.

  Swollen river causes sinkholes in Caruthersville, Mo.

Ground water from the Mississippi River is to blame for about 20 sinkholes around town.

  Residents sign up for levee patrol in Grand Tower, Ill.

Some of the proudest residents in town are taking it upon themselves to keep their community safe.

  Businesses who depend on the Mississippi River for transport are put on hold due to river levels

When flooding brings traffic on the Mississippi river to a halt, what happens to businesses who depend on it?

  Ste. Genevieve man’s home trapped in flood waters

A levee breached behind a Southeast Missouri man's home.

Mo. requests joint damage assessments due to flooding, tornadoes

Missouri has asked for the assessments due to worsening flooding, and also tornado damage and severe storms.

  Wine businesses feel effects of flooding, heavy rains

Wine businesses in the Heartland are also being affected by the heavy rains and rising rivers.

  Alexander County couple forced out of home by flooding again

An Alexander County home sits surrounded by water with two sheds sitting a couple feet deep in the water next to it.

  Flooded fields could impact local food bank

It’s no secret farmers can’t plant their crops in flooded fields which is hurting their bottom line. But it’s also hurting local organizations.

  Jackson County, Ill. under disaster declaration due to rising waters

The declaration was made to expedite needed resources due to rising flood waters.

  Gov. Pritzker commits more troops to help flood prevention efforts

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker activated an additional 200 Illinois Nation Guard soldiers to help in the fight against rising floodwaters.

  Cape Girardeau braces for record setting stretch of days above flood stage

High water on the Mississippi River coupled with strong downpours are keeping staff in Cape Girardeau busy with flood prevention efforts.

  Governor Mike Parson activates Missouri National Guard to assist in flood fighting

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has activated the Missouri National Guard to helping in fighting floodwaters across the state.